We discused this today at the Fedora 2024 Council Hackfest, and came up with this proposal, on which we have just voted.
- Convert FPCA text to a Policy and remove the agreement text from FAS
- FAS will need an update to support some kind of “I am a Contributor” CAPTCHA and Council will raise a Fedora Infra ticket for this work to be done
I would still prefer some kind of default licensing arrangement to be explicitly agreed to as part of becoming a contributor. Things are messy enough as it is, let’s not make it worse.
Agreed. This is a case where explicit is far better than implicit. And, as I pointed out in the Pagure ticket the vote doesn’t matter because the Council hasn’t followed its own policy here.
I appreciate the pedantry but … I don’t think that’s right. This vote does matter — the council agreed that we want to do this, but we don’t have a new policy proposal yet. When we do, that will go through the Policy Change Policy.
I think @ref is more qualified to comment on this than I am, but as I understand it, he is telling us that the explicit agreement we have now is worse.